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AWS and Campus Fund's Grand Challenge is back, in search for the 'Student Start-up of the Year 2023'

Eligibility Criteria 

Current students, university dropouts or founders who have graduated in the last three years (2020 or afterwards) can apply. The Challenge is sector agnostic and startups from any sector can apply! 
Upon submitting the applications the participants will go through 3 rounds of elimination

Student-led startups who presented in the previous 3 Finales of Grand Challenge have collectively raised $22M in funding, till date


Submit Application

Upon submitting the application, eligibile student entrepreneurs will be able to attend all the masterclasses and fireside chats that we have planned for Grand Challenge 

Deck Review

Campus Fund team will review the startup

Elevator Pitch

A short call with the Campus Fund team to understand your venture better. All eligible student startups who reach this stage will receive $5000 Aws Credits


Startups who reach to this stage will be connected to industry experts for one - one Mentorship as well as $10,000 AWS Credits


Top 15 Startups will get to Pitch to the Grand Jury in Person in Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi. 

Grand Finale

Top 5 Startups will Pitch to the Jury and the winner will be crowned as Student Entrepreneur of the Year 

Campus Fund IC

Top 3 startups selected by the Jury will pitch to the Campus Fund IC for an investment of upto INR 4 Crores to fuel their ventures 

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Fireside Chat with Deep Kalra

Masterclass on Fundraising by Omidyar Network India

Dedicated workshop for  Web 3.0 / Blockchain startups  from Foundership 

Dedicated workshop for  Web 3.0 / Blockchain startups  from Foundership 

Other Benefits 

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